My 2009 Ford Escape will not start without wiggling the shifter handle, what is that problem?

Asked by Feb 05, 2016 at 03:46 PM about the 2009 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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The neutral safety switch may need adjustment or replacement.

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Thanks you, I think that may be it. Do you know how to change it?

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